1609年7月25日,前往弗吉尼亚的7艘舰队舰长威廉·萨默斯

1609年7月25日,前往弗吉尼亚的7艘舰队舰长威廉·萨默斯(William Somers)上尉在被冲出航道后监视了土地,并很快将他的海上冒险号船驶向百慕大的珊瑚礁。 威廉·斯特拉奇(William Strachey,1572-1621年)也在海上冒险号船上,后来向英国致信,描述了这一事件。 许多人认为这封信是莎士比亚《暴风雨》的灵感来源。 Strachey于1610年5月23日到达弗吉尼亚州詹姆斯敦后,成为该殖民地的秘书。2009年,霍布森·伍德沃德(Hobson Woodward)撰写了《勇敢的船:救助詹姆斯敦并激发莎士比亚的《暴风雨》的遇难者的真实故事。
原文:1609 Jul 25, Admiral William Somers, head of a 7-ship fleet enroute to Virginia, spied land after being blown off course and soon drove his ship, the Sea Venture, onto the reefs of Bermuda. William Strachey (1572-1621), was also aboard the Sea Venture and later sent a letter to England that described the event. The letter is thought by many to have been the inspiration for Shakespeare’s “Tempest.” Strachey became secretary of the colony at Jamestown, Virginia, after his arrival there on May 23, 1610. In 2009 Hobson Woodward authored: A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”